Saturday 7 July 2018

Author Interview3: Bran Lindy Ayres

Today I welcome Bran Lindy Ayres to the blog to answer a few questions for Author Interview³.

Bran Lindy Ayres Author Interview³
1) Tell us 3 fun facts about your writing history
I started writing because it is cheaper than buying art supplies. I first published with Book Surge, the precursor to Create space ten years ago. It was a disaster, but I learned from it!

2) Describe your writing style in 3 words
Concise, emotive and complex

3) Name 3 of your literary influences
Isaac Asmov, Anne McCaffrey, and Ray Bradbury

4) Share your 3 favourite books
King Horn (it’s a very old English legend)
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Lord Mouse by Mason Thomas

5) What are your 3 essential writing tools?
One Stop for Writers website

6) Where are your 3 favourite places to write?
I enjoy writing out on my front porch when the weather is nice. Ideally, I’d love to have an office where I can display all my toys--er collectibles.

7) Name 3 items on your writing wish list
I’d love to try my hand at queer cozy mysteries.
One of my goals is to attend a writing convention.
I would also like help write the next Thief game (that is a major wish xD).

8) What are your top 3 tips for aspiring writers?
Oh boy, lets see. 1. Write and keep writing. 2. A lot of ultra specific advice isn’t going to work for you. Find what works for you. 3. Support your fellow writers!!!

9) Tell us 3 of your writing plans for the year ahead
I am in the process of editing a very queer steampunk manuscript and writing the sequel to it as well. I’m so excited about it!

10) Tell us about your latest release
My most recent release was Forbidden Enchantment in January with Less Than Three Press. It is a lovely little romantic fantasy adventure involving a lying Sidhe and a rebellious dragon.

Forbidden Enchantment
Bran Lindy Ayres
Less Than Three Press
10 January 2018
32,000 words

Amazon / Less Than Three Press

Sidhe cannot lie. Yet Cedric lies about everything from being happy to being human. Hiding his true appearance with glamor runes, he’s managed to live quietly among humans for nearly fifty years. But as he journeys to the capital at the behest of the empress, a chance encounter with the first dragon to be seen in a thousand years threatens to reveal all his secrets.

Talfryn commits a taboo every time he leaves the mountains. Yet for an outcast, long banished from the dragons’ last city, taboos are trifles. He’s more interested in acquiring items for his hoard. Drawn by the scent of a rare enchantment, he’ll risk everything, including his freedom, to find the source.

About the Author
Growing up in rural Missouri surrounded by dense forests teeming with giants, dogwood horses, pine castles and grapevine snakes, Bran has always had a very healthy imagination. This was further inculcated by their mother, who encouraged them to read the likes of Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov. Their love of fantasy and writing has never waned even as they got older, and has developed into a need to write.
They currently live in Southern Missouri with three young nerdlings and two precocious felines. When not writing, Bran can be found with their face still glued to the computer screen playing video games or reading.